## Elementary Studies

### Counting Coins – Money Games

I love incorporating games into my math units. It makes learning more fun and engaging.
Here is the newest addition to my Money unit: Counting Coins – Money Games.

These Money games will make  students identify, compare and add the value of coins. Include them in your math center and give your students a variety of options to practice their money skills.

There are 3 different sets of cards bundled in this packet.

### Coins War Game:

This is same as traditional card game “War”. Instead of comparing numbers, players count the value of coins on their cards and the player with the largest amount of money wins the hand.

This set has 52 cards showing the Penny,  Nickel, Dime and Quarter with values upto \$1.
Playing instructions are included.

### Fact Fluency

Fact fluency refers to the ability to recall the four basic operations of math with ease and accuracy. A good grasp of these facts helps students to move up to more complex mathematical concepts like multi-digit addition, multi-digit subtraction, long division, and fractions.

Studies have shown that students who have good command over basic facts find mathematics more interesting than others. The basic math facts are also included in the common core curriculum for grades 1, 2, and 3.

Grade 3: Fluently multiply and divide within 100.

Many teachers include basic math facts as a part of the daily morning work at school and also send those to practice at home. By the end of the school year, students develop their facts with automaticity.

As students have recently learned the basic operations, they need a ton of practice to master the fluency of these operations. I always like to have a lot of fact fluency worksheets and plan to use these over extended duration.

Here are some of my fact fluency packets.
1. Addition and Subtraction Fact Fluency - within 10
2. Addition and Subtraction Fact Fluency - within 20
3. Multiplication Fluency - Facts up to 12

Multiplication Fluency - Facts up to 12

A total of 35 Multiplication Facts Fluency worksheets for practicing the timed multiplication facts. Each worksheet includes a total of 60 questions in groups of 10.

Happy Teaching!

Shimps

### Odd and Even numbers

Even numbers: Even numbers are the numbers that are divisible by 2. For example, 8 can be divided by 2, so 8 is an even number.

Odd numbers: Odd numbers are the numbers that are not divisible by 2. For example, 9 cannot be divided by 2, so 9 is an odd number.

This definition works well with the kids who are familiar with multiplication and division. As this concept is introduced to first graders or second graders where a majority of kids are not familiar with Multiplication and Division, so we should teach this in a different way.

Even numbers: A number is even if it can be divided into groups of 2 and have no leftovers. For example, 8 can be divided into 4 groups of 2 and there is no leftover, so 8 is an even number.

Odd numbers: A number is odd if it can be divided into groups of 2 and have 1 leftover. For example, when dividing 9 into groups of 2 we can make 4 groups of 2 and there is still 1 leftover, so 9 is an odd number.

• An even number ends in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8.
• An odd number ends in 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9.

For example, 239 is an odd number as it has 9 at ones place. Similarly, 238 is even number as it has 8 at ones place.

Have a look at my Odd and Even numbers packet, which includes the no prep worksheets and activities to learn and reinforce the concept of Odd and Even numbers.

Here is the list of resources included in this even and odd numbers packet:
1. Cut and paste activities.
2. Even and Odd coloring activity.
3. Ice cream scoop activity.
4. Making a paper chain - craft activity.
5. Fun worksheets.
You can buy this Even and Odd numbers worksheets pack from HERE.

#### Literature to go with this topic:

Even Steven and Odd Todd by Kathryn Cristaldi.

This is a funny book about two cousins Steven and Todd. Even Steven likes everything even and Odd Todd likes everything odd. A great read for first and second graders. Check this out on Amazon HERE.

Happy Teaching!

Shimps